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The Martian (2015) – Ridley Scott

A fantastic book, a top-notch actor, and one of the best technical directors working, what wasn’t to like about The Martian? Clocking in at 141 minutes, my only real issue … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ronin (1998) – John Frankenheimer

This entry on the 101 Action Movies list has quite a pedigree, it’s directed by John Frankenheimer, has a screenplay by David Mamet (as Richard Weisz), and stars Robert DeNiro, Jean … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

GoldenEye (1995) – Martin Campbell

Welcome back to the 101 Action Movies list 007. After a number of years that had Pierce Brosnan’s name bandied about for taking over the role of James Bond, he … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Patriot Games (1992) – Phillip Noyce

Phillip Noyce takes over for John McTiernan, Harrison Ford takes over for Alec Baldwin, and Tom Clancy’s techno-thriller follow-up to The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games finds its way … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Game of Thrones S02E01 – The North Remembers

I have been looking forward to returning to Westeros since the end of the first season of Game of Thrones, not to mention when I finished the books (still haven’t … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy books were just a part of my teen years as Stephen King novels, Star Trek, and classic 80s movies (course how was I to know they were going … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

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